If there’s one thing to take away from Disney/Pixar’s Brave’s showing at this year’s International Toy Fair in New York, it’s that Brave is not a franchise. While there may be more merchandise coming down the pipeline as not all merchandise (or manufacturers for that matter) is represented at the trade show, the amount that has been shown for Brave pales in comparison to recent franchises such as Toy Story 3 and Cars 2. As a poor example, even Monogram International, which was showing a slight handful number of items for Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie (no photos, sorry, is offering one sole item for Brave– a journal.
Ahead of any official announcement, we have learned that Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment plans on releasing Up from Disney/Pixar on 3D Blu-ray on May 1, 2012. The first of the Pixar Animation Studios films to be released theatrically in 3D, it will now follow the Toy Story trilogy and Cars 2 in the home video market.
Just a week prior to Disney D23’s ‘Destination D: 75 Years of Disney Animation’ at the Disneyland Resort, the Hollywood Bowl will pay homage to more recent animation from Disney/Pixar with the ‘Pixar in Concert.‘
According to the site’s description, ‘from the Toy Story trilogy to The Incredibles and Up, Pixar has forever changed filmmaking and given audiences of all ages some of the most beloved characters in cinematic history. Now, for the first time ever, the Hollywood Bowl presents “Pixar in Concert,” with visually stunning clips and memorable scores from each of Pixar’s movies (including its latest release, Brave) performed live by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.’
Moviegoers who go to see Beauty and the Beast 3D in theaters beginning this Friday are in for a treat in addition to the Tangled Ever After short — the teaser trailer for Finding Nemo 3D which swims into theaters on September 14, 2012.
The teaser trailer will give viewers their first look at what the world of Nemo and friends will look like in 3D, but for those that can’t wait, Disney/Pixar has posted the teaser video on its YouTube channel.
Steven Spielberg did it. George Lucas did it. And now it appears that Pixar’s own Andrew Stanton is the next to go back and edit a film that had been previously released. As introduced recently on Ellen Degeneres’ talk show, Finding Nemo 3D, which will swim into theaters on September 14, takes synergy to a whole nother level. Whereas Apple is notorious for using Pixar film clips in advertising its products, Pixar has now taken to turning the tables and well.. you’ll see.
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Princess Merida may be a force to reckon with when it comes to certain projectiles, but she won’t be proficient when it comes to baseballs or tomahawks if the Atlanta Braves have anything to say about it. While the recent news of Paramount Resources’ Pixar Petrolium is making a big splash, another significant war has been raging quietly on the trademark front — for months no less.
It all started back in March of last year when we reported on trademark applications which appeared to have been confirming a title change for what was then known as The Bear and the Bow, but is now known to be Brave.
Precious Moments has released a slew of new additions to its Disney Showcase Collection including several inspired by Disney/Pixar properties. Pictured here is one of their best-sellers, ‘Keeping it Wheel‘ featuring Lightning McQueen from Cars.
Other Pixar-inspired entries include Ride Like the Wind Bullseye, Yodel-Ay-Hee-Ho I Sure Like You and To Infinity and Beyond from Toy Story and Everything Is Less Scary With A Friend from Monsters, Inc.
You’ll also find several other new Disney-inspired figurines including those inspired by Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Disney Princesses, Peter Pan and much more. To find them, just search for Disney in the search box (at this time, not all of them show up in the Disney category). Most can even be personalized for a nominal charge.
Although only a handful of ‘For Your Consideration’ ads have popped up from Walt Disney Studios in the industry trades — and those namely for Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2 and Winnie the Pooh — the studio has updated its awards consideration site to invite organizations to take a closer look at five of its feature-length films released this past year, along with one of its shorts.
Following up on the success of their latest Disney title, Kinect Disneyland Adventures, Microsoft today announced Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar Adventure is coming to the Microsoft Xbox 360 with Kinect and will be available on March 20, 2012.
Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar Adventure is described as an exciting racing adventure game and invites families and fans of all ages to experience the worlds of five beloved Disney/Pixar films like never before. Through the magic of Kinect for Xbox 360, families are invited to become part of one of five Disney/Pixar worlds and team up with characters from The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Up, Cars and Toy Story to race against time and solve time-based challenges without setting foot (or wheel) out of the living room.
The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, today announced its nominations for the 39th Annual Annie Awards, recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation.
Pixar Animation Studios finds itself competing for the top honors in the categories for Best Animated Feature, with Cars 2 and La Luna for Best Animated Short Subject. Interestingly enough, although La Luna won’t be formally released until it opens with Brave in 2012, it has been screened enough to satisfy requirements for many awards including the Annie and the Oscar (for which it has been shortlisted for a nod). This means that it’s also competing against The Ballad of Nessie from Walt Disney Animation Studios, which played before Winnie the Pooh (which does not find itself nominated).